Exactly, mainly, 2 guys. Suffering same thing here on my farm (40 acres). I for the most parthave quit hunting it since my 14 year old grandson started hunting it when he turned 6. He has been killing 2 off it every year, and 3 last year, there is maybe 150 acres wooded that joins us. We still have plenty of sign, but under pressure deer get nocturnal. You can plant food plots, and enhance all you want, but they will just wait until dark when they know they are being hunted.Predators
I'm reading this late, but if there is plenty of sign (rubs/trails/etc) just spend time on stand. Hunt later in the mornings than you normally do, go in earlier in the evenings than you normally do. Sounds like the deer are there. Also, pick a spot where you can see more than one trail. Crossings and areas where multiple trails skirt a hillside are great spots. Good luck !!Should I just pick a trail and sit nearby? I’m open to any advice
I’m down there once every few weeks or month leading up to gun season opening and I’ll put corn out and leave and my brother is the same way in his spot..
I have a box stand that I hunt during modern gun and a hang on stand in the same area. I’ve never been too good at picking out stand spots. Lolhow many different stands do you al have? Do you hunt the wind? If you only have 2-3 stands and don’t pay attention to the wind just hunt that could be it. I don’t decide where I’m sitting until I get to my farm and check wind direction. If you have rubs and scrapes all over the deer are definitely there.